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How does cpanel-based website hosting function?

For your information, it's useful to be aware that most of the cPanel-based site hosting offers on the present webspace hosting market are furnished by a quite unsubstantial business niche (as far as annual capital flow is concerned) named reseller hosting. Reseller website hosting is a kind of a small-scale marketing niche, which generates an immense amount of different web hosting brands, yet providing one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least 98% of the web space hosting offers on the whole hosting marketplace furnish precisely the same thing: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel site hosting price tags are identical. Quite similar. Leaving for those who need a top web hosting service virtually no other web space hosting platform/hosting Control Panel alternative. Thus, there is merely one fact: out of more than 200,000 web hosting brand names all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, note that one...

200k "web page hosting providers", all cPanel-based, yet differently labeled

The web site hosting "variety" and the web space hosting "offers" Google shows to all of us come down to just one thing: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different web site hosting trademarked names. Suppose you are simply an average person who's not well aware of (as most of us) with the web page making procedures and the webspace hosting platforms, which in fact power the different domains and websites . Are you prepared to make your hosting pick? Is there any site hosting option you can settle on? Of course there is, at present there are more than two hundred thousand site hosting suppliers out there. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than 98% of these more than two hundred thousand different web hosting brands around the world will offer you the very same cPanel webspace hosting CP and platform, dubbed differently, with precisely the same price tags! WOW! That's how huge the assortment on the present web page hosting market is... Period.

The web page hosting LOTTO we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to pick a non-cPanel based web hosting supplier is a great stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in fifty chance that a thing like that will take place! Less than 1 in 50...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel site hosting solution

Let's not be cruel with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and perhaps answered most web hosting business preconditions. To put it briefly, cPanel can do the trick if you have just one domain name to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Weak Side No.1: An imbecilic domain name folder structure

If you have two or more domains, though, be very watchful not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will refer to each subsequent hosted domain, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domains are very easy to erase on the web hosting server, since they all are situated into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the quite famous public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to erase the files of the add-on domain names, please. Verify for yourself how fantastic cPanel's domain folder arrangement is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)

Are you getting bewildered? We positively are!

Downside Number 2: The same mail folder setup

The electronic mail folder structure on the hosting server is literally the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chaps strongly strengthen their belief in God when dealing with the electronic mail folders on the mail server, praying not to mess things up too badly.

Weakness Number 3: An entire shortage of domain administration menus

Do we need to bring up the absolute deficiency of a contemporary domain manipulation GUI - a place where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domains, edit domains' Whois information, shield the Whois information, edit/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not include such a "modern" interface at all. That's a huge drawback. An unforgettable one, we would like to add...

Weak Side No.4: Numerous user login places (min 2, maximum 3)

What about the demand for another login to use the billing, domain and technical support administration GUI? That's apart from the cPanel login credentials you've been already given by the cPanel web space hosting service provider. Now and then, depending on the billing transaction platform (particularly meant for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is availing of, the zealous users can wind up with two additional login places (1: the billing transaction/domain management GUI; 2: the trouble ticket support platform), ending up with a total of 3 user login locations (including cPanel).

Negative Aspect Number Five: More than a hundred and twenty website hosting CP sections to get familiar with... promptly

cPanel offers for your consideration more than one hundred and twenty departments inside the webspace hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to become familiar with each one of them. And you'd better grasp them promptly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due appreciation, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based site hosting firms:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Note that one as well...